Game of Thrones Recap: It's a Marvelous Night for a Moon Door

Game of Thrones Season 4 RecapI’ve often been tough on Game of Thrones‘ Sansa Stark, preferring her younger sister’s can-do pluck to the way the redhead seems determined to wait for someone to save her. But after this week’s episode, in which Ned and Catelyn’s older daughter witnesses yet another atrocious act from the expensive seats, I have to give her credit for not curling into the fetal position and going catatonic.

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How much more can this poor girl stand? (To be clear, that was a rhetorical question, George R.R. Martin and/or HBO – not a challenge.)

Meanwhile, Jorah knocks a little sense into Daenerys, Daario knocks something else with Daenerys, Brienne and Pod run into a familiar face, and Tyrion holds out for a hero – and gets one. Read on for what took place during “Mockingbird.”

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HOUSE LANNISTER: THE-MOUNTAIN-BECKONS EDITION  | Back in Tyrion’s cell after his outburst at the trial, Jaime can’t believe his little brother completely nullified the deal Tywin had offered. “You threw your life away,” Jaime says, noting that Tyrion had fallen in love with yet another prostitute. “And I was stupid enough to think she’d fallen in love with me,” the younger man laments, making me sad. (Side straw poll: Based solely on what we’ve seen in the TV adaptation, do you think Shae actually cared for Tyrion? I’m inclined to think she did, but felt wounded by his wedding to Sansa and everything that happened after. Am I being too romantic? Fill the comments with your thoughts.)

When Jaime gets a little too critical, Tyrion fires back that the twin is the “golden son” who can do no wrong, whether it’s killing a king, losing a hand or bedding his sister. “Careful,” Jaime warns, his eyes narrowing. “I’m the last friend you’ve got.”

And, adding even more bad luck to Tyrion’s growing heap, that final friend couldn’t fight a mouse for a piece of cheese; a one-handed Jaime is absolutely no match for Ser Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain, the Hound’s bigger, less-in-touch-with-his-feelings brother. With the Kingslayer out of the running, Tyrion offers the gig to Bronn, but the sellsword’s fancy clothes indicate he’s found a brand new benefactor: Cersei. In an exchange that makes Bronn seem less like a fun rogue and more like a murderous traitor, we learn that the queen regent arranged for him to marry – and he’s got zero qualms about possibly offing his betrothed’s older sister, who’s first in line for inheritance. Tyrion shoots back that Bronn’s future wife is stupid. “If I wanted wits,” his companion responds, I’d marry you.” (Heh.)

Tyrion tries to buy back Bronn’s loyalty, but the prospect of fighting The Mountain holds no attraction for the sellsword. Sorry, Bronn says, because he does like Tyrion. “I just like myself more.” And as Tyrion realizes that he is pretty much done for, they two men shake in farewell.

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HOUSE LANNISTER: UNEXPECTED-ALLIES EDITION | Things look very bleak by the time Oberyn Martell visits Tyrion’s cell and reminisces about the first time they met, when Tyrion was an infant and Oberyn a little boy. Martell recalls how, even then, Cersei was unspeakably horrible to her baby brother and blamed him for killing her mother; he remembers being surprised that the “monster” everyone had talked about was merely a slightly misshapen human child. The story makes Tyrion cry, but his sadness is quickly replaced by grateful shock: Oberyn volunteers to fight as Tyrion’s champion, which will give him the opportunity to kill The Mountain – the man who raped and killed Elia Martell Targaryen. (Side note: Is anyone else as in love with Pedro Pascal’s slinky, sexy, snarky performance as I am?)

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HOUSE STARK: EUTHANASIA-PATROL EDITION | The Hound and Arya come across a man dying very slowly from a painful gut wound. He says he’s been thinking about whether or not to just get it over with, but then he wonders whether what’s on the other side is worth hurrying to. “Nothing isn’t better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing,” responds Arya, who apparently has some Heidegger stashed away in her saddlebags.

The Hound gives the man a drink, then abruptly plunges his dagger into the man’s heart – an action which earns him a grateful look from the casualty, who then dies. “That’s where the heart is,” The Hound informs a surprised Arya, and as odd as it sounds, it’s actually a touching little teaching interaction and OH MY GOD WHO IS THAT GUY SUDDENLY ON THE HOUND’S BACK?!

The attacker bites The Hound, who eventually shakes him off; his buddy, whom Arya recognizes as one of the nasty prisoners Yoren was transporting back when she was traveling with them, notes the bounty on The Hound’s head. He also informs them that Joffrey is dead – I love the look that passes between Arya and her captor there – before The Hound asks whether the new arrival is on Arya’s “little list.”

She says no… but only because she doesn’t know his name. So when he offers it, she rams Needle through his chest. “You’re learning,” The Hound comments. Later that night, Arya suggests cauterizing the flesh around the bite so it won’t fester. “No fire!” the big man cries, confessing that she was right: The scarring on his face is the result of when Gregor held his head to some hot coals as a child. “The worst thing that it was my brother who did it,” he says, eventually allowing Arya to at least help him clean and stitch the wound.

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HOUSE BARATHEON | Stannis’ wife interrupts Melisandre while she’s in the bathtub, complaining that the Lord of Dragonstone wants to bring Shireen with them on their trip. Melisandre, who’s very naked for most of this scene (even by GoT standards), says that the couple’s daughter must accompany them. “The Lord needs her.” There’s a lot more talk about potions and lies and truth and flames, but you get the gist.

HOUSE TARGARYEN: BOW-CHICKA-WOW-WOW EDITION | Daenerys seems irked to find that Daario snuck into her room through a window. (Crack security there, khaleesi.) He says he has but two talents: war and women — and with the relative peace in Meereen and Dany’s repeated rebuffing of his romantic overtures, he’s bored. “Send me to kill your enemies, any enemies, anywhere,” he begs. She’s got a different idea: “Take off your clothes.” Welp, you’re the queen! As Daario disrobes, the look on Daenerys’ face says Dragon Mama likey.

The next morning, Jorah encounters Daario during the latter’s walk of shame from Dany’s quarters. The older man disapproves of their tryst… but not as much as he disapproves of Daenerys’ plan to send Daario to kill the newly reestablished masters in Yunkai. He cautions her against viewing her opponents as solely evil; after all, “I wouldn’t be here to help you if Ned Stark had done to me what you want to do for the masters of Yunkai.” She considers, changes her mind, then sends Jorah to have an ambassador – the man who pleaded for burial of his father’s remains in the previous episode – accompany Daario and his men for a less bloodthirsty mission to the conquered city. Well, the other one. No, the other other one. Her message: The masters “can live in my new world, or they can die in their old one.”

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HOUSE STARK: FALLING-FOR-YOU EDITION | Too bad Pod and Brienne — whom we see on the road to the Eyrie — won’t get to Lysa’s castle anytime soon, because Sansa needs. help. now. First off, Petyr (again) tells Sansa that he loved her mother and that in another world, she’d be his daughter – but in this one, he’s going to put his ferrety little mouth on hers and kiss her. Ick. Neither of them realize that Lysa sees the whole thing, though it becomes very apparent when she accuses her niece of being a whore and forces her head out the castle’s moon door. (Given what must flash before Sansa’s eyes – fighting with Arya, dad’s beheading, lemon cakes, gay knight, Joffrey, forced wedding – I can’t say I’d blame her if she swan dove outta that thing.)

Baelish interrupts their screaming, crying fight, promising his hysterical wife that he’ll have the redhead sent away if she’ll only let her go. Lysa succumbs to his purring pleas, and he pulls her close to tell her, “I have only loved one woman, only one, my entire life… your sister.” Then, with a swift brutality while Sansa watches, he pitches her aunt out the moon door like yesterday’s lamprey pie.

Now it’s your turn. What did you think of the episode? Were you happy to see Hot Pie again? Irate that Alliser Thorne won’t heed Jon’s warnings about Mance Rayder’s army?  Sound off in the comments!

 

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79 Comments
  1. RunnerNDA says:

    Judging by how Shae actually reacted after the wedding to Sansa–jealous and hurt rather than oh-no-gonna-lose-my-meal-ticket–, I think she absolutely cared for Tyrion. Her testimony is the act of a woman who had her heart broken and wants to return the favor. Admittedly, it’s going a bit far, but who’s logical when you’re reeling from a messy breakup?

    My feelings about Oberyn Martell can be summed up with a single onomatopoeia: mmmm.

    • Avonia says:

      I agree, also I do believe she was manipulated by Cersei. It wouldn’t be the first time someone was manipulated on this show

      • KC says:

        I agree that Shae’s testimony was manipulated, but I think by Tywin. I have not read the books, so please no kibitsing by those in the know. He probably told her the only way to save Tyrion’s life was to testify against him and Tywin would grant leniency and allow Tyrion to live out his days at the wall. Tywin wants the Lanister name to continue and Jamie is his only option. If Jamie hadn’t proposed the deal, Tywin would have after a guilty verdict was returned. I expect the reason for Shae’s testimony will be revealed before the season’s end and it won’t be for spite.

        • Ramsay Snowe says:

          Actually, Cersei paid her to lie (which she agrees to) and ends up getting with Tywin, and Tyrion kills em both in bed,

          • DDuncan says:

            Well that was just mean.

          • Firannion says:

            Oh noooo! That is EXACTLY the sort of explicit spoiler that you’re not supposed to post on pages like these that are mainly read by people who watch the TV series and haven’t necessarily read the books yet. Please be respectful and don’t ruin their fun, just so you can show off how much you know : (

  2. Luiza says:

    “Meanwhile, Jorah knocks a little sense into Daenerys, Daario knocks something else with Daenerys…” LOL

  3. Mélanie says:

    LOVESSSS That Lysa’s dead. Now that’s the turn of her disgusting and dumb kid to fly! But I’m like you, I used to disregard Sansa, but she’s having it rough, and she still stand. Seeing her building that snow castle made me remember she’s just a young teenager who bled about a year ago and has suffer and seen many die. I don’t know what gets her through the day, as in her place, I would not see anything worth leaving for and I would probably have jump the moon door purposely.

    Long live Tyrion! My fave.

    I’m disappointed at GoT censorship compared to first season. Come on, can’t we enjoy Daario as well? Or any of those sexy main actors?

    • Mélanie says:

      Also, really liked how Jorah mentioned that Neddark gave him a second chance. Will miss that great man forever.

      • Jess says:

        Ned Stark didn’t give him a second chance. Jorah fled and had been hoping for a royal pardon from Robert at the beginning of the story. Which is why he was spying on Dany, initially.

    • Brenda says:

      Lol hon’, poor NuDaario he might be self-conscious about showing his family jewels for the whole world to see. I have a feeling old Daario wouldn’t have minded ;-)

    • M3rc Nate says:

      First off, i wasnt shocked by that scene for 2 reasons, 1) Oona Chaplin mentioned how one of the BIG female stars has refused to do any more nudes scenes (assumed to be Emilia Clarke, as she is the only living big female who has done nude scenes), and it seems to add up cause since Oona said that (around when she would have been on set, heard it and it start applying to episodes being shot) she hasnt done a nude scene since. 2) RARELY do you see a nude scene of a mans bits.
      -
      I dont believe there is a fair/easy correlation between female and male nude scenes. Showing nudity (butts, boobs) of women is quite easy, they aren’t really THAT taboo of privates, and when women show full frontal they area 90% of the time wearing (or have grown out) a bush so your not actually seeing anything. But a mans private bits are insanely obvious…you show that on film, erect (lets say the shot changed and you saw Dany looking at it and you saw it)…the female equivalent of that wouldn’t be a woman full frontal standing, it would be a woman full eagle able to see EVERYTHING…and no where on TV that isn’t hardcore porn shows that.

      • Joey says:

        Pretty sure it can’t actually be shown erect, hence Theon in that scene with Ros from the first season.

        • M3rc Nate says:

          Ya exactly, there are just things they cant show even on HBO/Cinemax etc…and honestly Melanie…do you want to see a flaccid D? lol…i dont think anyone, man or woman, does.

      • James says:

        Emilia Clarke has had a number of nude scenes this season. The whole female not doing any more nude scenes on the show was a rumor.

      • Annette says:

        It was the actress who played the prostitute Ros that refused to do more nude scenes.

    • Elyse says:

      I laughed so hard when Lyssa was pushed out the moon door. Lord Baelish is growing on me!

      • David says:

        If there is one thing he’s done that I like, it’s that and he did help Sansa get out of Kings Landing.

    • Curly says:

      I didn’t need to see either character nude, I was just hoping to see more of their “interaction”- I have already had to watch a few rape scenes this season, why cant GoT throw us a bone and see their love scene play out a little farther? So much rather see them consummate than crazy Ramsay Snow knock boots with some chick.

  4. DarkDefender says:

    I cannot believe how great this show is… Every single episode is better than the previous one. Baelish is a sleeper, but probably the biggest Power player in the Game. I cannot wait for Tyrion’s trial by combat. Having not read the books, I gasped when Oberyn told Tyrion he would be his champion. This is going to be EPIC. I think we have been underestimating Sansa.. I suspect she is learning quite a bit. No matter how it all turns out, I remain on Team Daenerys.

    For the facial expressions alone, as Oberyn is telling him of their first meeting, Peter Dinklage should get the performance of the week (two-peat!). His non-verbal reactions broke my heart.

    • Brenda says:

      Indeed on Dinklage’s acting :-( felt sooo sad for Tyrion going through this but by the Red God may he find rescue somehow! Also Baelish may seem like a sleeper but remember Tyrion mentioned Sansa not “being a killer yet”.

      If/when she figures out that part of the reason her father was put to death was because of Petyr’s actions, Baelish may yet get himself maimed, butchered, melted, or worse all by seemingly innocent Sansa. now that WILL be an epic possible twist :-)

      • MDEP says:

        I was thinking the same thing about Sansa and Littlefinger. His words “What do we do to those who hurt the ones we love?” may come back to him in the worst way.

    • Lauren says:

      Not spoiling anything as I haven’t read the books either, but I’m told there was no trial by combat in the books, so Tyrion’s champion would have been a surprise to anyone. I have no idea what actually happened in the books but I am curious, so once the trial is wrapped up, I will want to know.

    • Nichole says:

      I second the performance of the week nomination, Mr D is amazing, the play of emotions on his face through that scene was heartbreaking to watch. Haven’t read the books myself but am hoping that the character of Tyrion stays in the show till the very end!!

  5. Joey says:

    Might just be me but I thought Dinklage’s performance in the scene between Pedro Pascal and himself was far, far better than the overacted tripe he served up at the end of the trial last week.

    • M3rc Nate says:

      For being betrayed by his love, on trial for his life, his father wanting him gone/dead, his sister accusing him with disgusting passion for the murder of her son and wanting him dead, and all that other stuff going on, i do not think for a second that scene was over-acted. I cant imagine that scene being acted any differently. However i agree his performance tonight with Pascal was fantastic. It was just very different…it was subtle…the scene in the court room was not supposed to be subtle.

      • Joey says:

        It was still overacted. The one really good bit from that scene, I think was the look on his face when Shae walked in. “You can almost pinpoint the instant his heart breaks in half!”

        • DT says:

          The scene wasn’t overacted, it was brilliant. You felt every word he spoke during his rant and saw him run through the full gamut of emotions from indifferent annoyance and sarcasm at the beginning of the trial, to shock and disbelief at Varys’ testimony, to heartbreak-disgust-pure hatred after Shae’s betrayal testimony. You felt his outburst building the entire episode, and then man did he ever explode; then to cap it all off with the sinister look on his face after demanding a trial by combat….the scene was perfect, and I hope it wins Peter Dinklage his second Emmy. Sorry he wasn’t Alfie Allen who you continue to boast about every week. His portayal as Theon being tortured was incredible don’t get me wrong, but if you want to talk about overacting, how about you go back to season 2 when Theon takes over Winterfell and gives that impassioned speech before he gets knocked out. Now that was over the top. The acting on this show is great across the board, how about you try enjoying it instead of having to negatively comment whenever someone praises Tyrion’s scene (which we are in the majority).

          • Joey says:

            Wow, childish much? I’ve only commented once about Dinklage’s overacting in that scene. And yes, sorry to burst your bubble, but it was overacted. How about instead of insulting me over an opinion, you just learn that people might have a different opinion than you.

    • KC says:

      I don’t think the trial scene was overacted, it called for rage and Dinklage gave us rage. People seen to equate ranting and raving with overacting. It’s such a “look at me I’m angry” moment. But that’s the point of an uncontrolled outburst. That’s exactly what that scene was about, that Tyrion was not in control at that moment. It was a big mistake on Tyrion’s part and playing it as measured and controlled would have been a bad choice as an actor. It’s easy to appreciate a subtle and nuanced performance, but the actor has to give what best conveys the emotions of the scene.

      • Megan says:

        I totally agree with this point. Also, part of the speech tied into Tyrion feeling that he was constantly regarded as a “monster” by the people. Dinklage was partly walking that line between being the man he is and being made into the “monster” they all perceive him to be. I thought the delivery was perfect.

  6. rachelle says:

    Lol, I think I’m just gonna comment every week about how sexy Oberyn is. Kidding! But really… that man just exudes sexy.

    The scene between him and Tyrion, his recounting of their first meeting, Tyrion’s reaction and the culmination of the scene in Oberyn offering to be Tyrion’s champion against The Mountain was just brilliant. So beautifully delivered by both men.

    My favorite scene tonight had to be the one where The Hound opens up to Arya. My god. I was so surprised and moved by his candor and his vulnerability. The Hound can be ruthless, but I’ve always felt that (deep down) he wasn’t a terrible guy. Idk. Maybe I’m crazy for thinking that!

    Solid episode all around!

    • Jason says:

      If you gave The Hound a D&D style alignment, he would be Chaotic Neutral, as opposed to his brothers pure, unadulterated Chaotic Evil (this is also Joffrey and Ramsey’s alignment). Basically he’s not a “good guy” but he’s also not a “bad guy”.

  7. kara says:

    If I could keep Oberyn on this show forever, I would. He’s fun, but he’s also a very sympathetic (and rational) character. He’s honestly been one of the best things about this season.

    As for Shae, I’ve never liked her, but I do think her feelings for Tyrion were/are genuine. I have a hard time believing this version (not the book version) would turn on Tyrion AND Sansa without reason. A broken heart doesn’t explain why she threw Sansa under the bus. I feel like Cersei or Tywin had some hand in her testimony.

  8. Jill says:

    I don’t know what it says about me to be thrilled to see characters die. First Joffery & now Lysa, if only Robyn could have jumped in behind her.

    • Joey says:

      Well, before the fifth book came out, Tower of the Hand did a poll on the most hated characters in the series thus far, and both Joffrey and Lysa were on it (and with good reason!). :P

  9. abz says:

    Can someone who has read the books, without giving anything significant or spoiler-y away, tell me is there any point to this Melisandre character? Will she ever become important for anything other than brainwashing Stannis and running this Lord of Light cult thing. She’s creepy, weird and beyond annoying and I have not liked her character from the first moment I saw her,
    Aside from that I was so happy to see Lysa gone. Her son should really have jumped after her. Will be pretty creeped out if this Baelish/Sansa thing actually happens.
    I really like the Oberyn character and can’t wait to see how this fight plays out. So eager to see Cersei get her comeuppance soon.
    I hope by the end of season we actually see Danearys do something interesting other than sitting around barking orders. Even seeing her ride one of her dragons or something would be interesting.

    • Joey says:

      Stannis (and Melisandre) have pretty pivotal roles in what happens in the future, but I won’t spoil and say /where/. :P

      • kim says:

        Yup. I’m actually warming up to her (no pun intended) on the show and in ADWD. And we have yet to see how her prophecies will shake out. Lots of theories, all of them significant.

        • Joey says:

          If I’m remembering right, her lone POV chapter in ADWD is one of the best chapters in the book. I still think that both Theon and Davos have better overall arcs, but they’re both alotted several POV chapters, so…

    • Nelson Muntz says:

      - There’s definitely more to come of Melisandre, not to mention a bunch more followers of The Lord of Light you haven’t met yet.
      - it will be interesting to see where the show takes the Sansa storyline from here. The books haven’t gone too much past what you’ve just seen… at least not another season’s worth.
      - Depending on how you define comeuppance, and to what degree, you might be waiting a while on Cersei. But when it happens, it’ll be glorious.
      - Same with Dany… the show would have to skip way into the future or just start making things up to get to a point where she’s doing something “interesting”. But when she does…

      The thing the show can’t possibly recreate is all of the foreshadowing addressed in the books. The various characters’ backgrounds and motivations make a lot more sense. That and the fact that the story changes based on who is telling it. The Lannister’s version of events can be drastically different than the Targaryans, the Starks, etc. Hard to re-create such bias on a TV show, but overall they’re doing a fantastic job!

      • Joey says:

        Very, very true. As an example, in the first season, you hear all of this stuff about the Targaryen family, especially from Robert and Ned’s perspectives, but as the books continue, you start to hear a lot more about what other characters thought of them, and it’s not necessarily the same as their thoughts (Robert especially!).

      • tv2day says:

        You book readers need to stop telling the story to the non book readers. A shame u can’t enjoy the TV show, but the rest of us can.

        • LSJ says:

          They didn’t spoil anything, so calm yourself.

          • tv2day says:

            We don’t need to know what’s coming. There was an idiot on this board who told us joffrey was going to die at his wedding. All because he/she read the books n thought everyone’s opinions who didn’t read the books got him/her upset. So calm yourself :)

          • LSJ says:

            @tvday, I’m not the one getting my panties in twist. :)

    • KC says:

      I’m finding Danearys’ developing as a ruler interesting. So far she is the only contender for the throne that is learning how to rule and learning from her mistakes. All the other’s are going about business as usual and it’s not working out very well for any of them. Sure it’s fun to watch dragon’s fry some goats but it’s more satisfying to me to see the characters develop.

    • Firannion says:

      Even readers actually don’t know for sure by the end of Book 5, but the way things are trending at that point, the fact that priests of the Red God have the ability to resurrect the dead may prove crucial to whether a key character ends up truly dead or ‘only mostly dead,’ as Miracle Max would say. And, although Melisandre apparently hasn’t cultivated this particular priestly office, she’s in the right place at the right time. We shall see.

    • Colleen says:

      Also, in the books, I don’t believe Melisandre is brainwashing Stannis. Stannis is a very committed atheist.

  10. Danish says:

    I have to say, Oberyn becoming his champion became a bit obvious as soon as The Mountain was revealed to be Cersei’s champion. He was never going to let slip the chance to do the one thing he’s made clear he wants to do.

    Probably also worth a mention is the line by the Hound “You think you’re alone?”. Extremely touching, and really not the interaction I was expecting from these two. I guess Aria will cross off his name from her list, and by that I mean forgive. Might become a bit like the Bronn-Tyrion dynamic.

    For the people discussing male nudity, I’d refer you to Spartacus, where nudity reigned equal, perhaps even favoring men more by the end of it, and all they had were flaccid ones. And NO ONE wants to see that… NO ONE.

    Kinda unrelated, but is anyone else as amused as I am about Pedro Pascal frequenting brothels while also trying to have a relationship with Agent Lisbon on the same night?

  11. I see an Emmy Nomination for Peter Dinklage, he has been as strong as the 1st season when he won his first Emmy.

  12. He should’ve said “Only Cat” dammit!!!

    • Joey says:

      I’ve seen some general consensus that while it was a good line in the book, it probably wouldn’t have transferred to the show all that well. Given how many other bigger clues have been dropped by watchers of the show only, a lot of viewers probably wouldn’t even realize who “Cat” is.

      • Colleen says:

        It’s just that “Only Cat” is a much better line. It is so much colder, more impersonal. By saying “your sister” he is relating it to Lysa, from her perspective. I would have preferred the original line. And it is sad that we can’t rely on viewers to remember the name of one of the main characters who died 8 episodes ago.

  13. Apples says:

    The Oberyn-Tywin scene was amazing, the best of the ep. The Lysa-Littlefinger scene was not as good (and I don’t care about “only Cat”, I thought “Your sister” worked wonderfully)

  14. trainwreck says:

    Meanwhile I think in the Literary World’s Next Top Scorned Lover competition, Little Finger is edging over Professor Snape’s zone now!

    • Firannion says:

      Ah, but our hearts don’t break for Littlefinger the way that they did for poor faithful Severus.

  15. Megan says:

    I’m loving Oberyn! He’s a great addition to the show this season! He and Tyrion are my new favorite alliance. I do think Shae really loved Tyrion, but after getting cast away by Tyrion (albeit for her own good to save her), she wanted revenge.

    And yes I agree, poor Sansa has the worst life ever on a show where everyone has a pretty bad life :( Poor girl.

    • Marie says:

      I agree Megan. The look of shock and relief on Tyrion’s face last night when Prince Oberyn declared himself as champion……….. that was pure joy to watch. One of the things this show does so well is its pairings – Prince Oberyn and Tyrion; Arya and the Hound; Jon and Samwell … and now I love Brienne and Podrick (plenty of possibilities for hilarious scenes with these two).

  16. tv2day says:

    The way these last two episodes crawled along you would think they had 6 or 10 episodes left this season and not just three. Couldn’t Oberyn have fought the mountain in this episode. At this rate, GOT will be on HBO for a decade. Maybe that’s the plan. 100 episodes lol!

    • Marie says:

      I think just the opposite. There are a number of things we’re seeing out of sequence from the books. Thing that happen in in book 4 or 5 are showing up in what’s supposed to be the first half of book 3 (not to mention a reveal that hasn’t happened in any book yet Mr. White Walker). The pace is just fine for me and I enjoy the differences from the book because they’re so well done. Bring it on GoT!

      • Megan says:

        Ooh that’s interesting to know! I was starting to get confused because I’m in the middle of Book 2 now and so far book 1 and season 1 mesh and book 2 and season 2 seemed to mesh. But I had heard that I think Season 3 and 4 are just book 3 – but this makes sense if we’re getting tidbits of future books too (btw I’m trying my best to avoid spoilers lol).

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  17. waterbug says:

    if the networks can eat up airtime with 500 episodes of AI, certainly 100 for GoT is a drop in the bucket! :)

  18. Katrina says:

    Loved last nights GOT! After it ended I was shocked it only felt like 20min! So good! The story that Oberyn told was so sad but beautiful! He is a good guy! My fav newbie! Sansa building Winterfell was such a beautiful scene! I really hope something good happens to her in the future! Maybe Arya will make it and reunite! Give the Starks a little hope! Im probably in the minority on this one, but Littlefinger is so interesting! He is such a bad guy, but so damn smart! He has no family, he has pulled all of this stuff off on his own. Does he want the Throne? I believe he is just a guy that will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. He will get his due in time. but for now Im going to enjoy him. The guy that plays him is a great actor!

  19. Marie says:

    Read an interview with Sibel Kekilli who said Shae was forced to witness against Tyrion but that Shae was also furious with him for (in her mind) choosing power over love. She felt he could have left with her many times to go somewhere far away where they could live together, but he could never leave his family, always chose them over her, so …. she was forced to witness falsely, but she was also very hurt and very angry with him.

  20. Little Scarf Girl says:

    I am pretty sure Shae did love Tyrion. I think she was very hurt and upset both at the Sansa marriage and when he sent her away, which to her seems like he doesn’t care or want her around. She could have made him seem even worse by saying he kept sleeping with her after the wedding, but she tossed in there that he only wanted Sansa. I think she acted the way she did out of hurt and spite, and probably some manipulation from Cersei/Tywin.

  21. Pokie says:

    All I have to say is, poor Sansa. Poor, poor Sansa. When does she get a break?